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Best for bars: Borough High Street
Best for chain shops: Walworth Road
Best for food & drink: Borough Market (Thurs-Sat)

Best Elephant & Castle Restaurants
The Elephant & Castle has a several restaurants offering international cuisines 
Best Elephant & Castle Indian Restaurants
(coming soon)  


Art shop

Sean Kelly
London Road
020 7928 9722
www.seankellygallery.co.uk
Artists materials. Frames
Craft & Modelling Materials
Open: Mon - Sat


Artists (with local studio)

Ben Long
Stag Scaffolding Sculpture’
Oakmayne building site
Elephant Road
www.manandeve.co.uk
35 foot high stag sculpture
View by appointment


Attractions

Cuming Museum,
151 Walworth Road,
020 7525 2332,
www.southwarkcollections.org.uk
Collection: 8,000 objects from around the world.
Established: 1906,
Open: Tues- Sat 11am-5pm

Feminist Library,
5 Westminster Bridge Road
020 7928 7789
www.myspace.com/feministlibrary
Collection: Women’s Liberation Movement etc
Established: 1975
Open: Ring for times

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
020 7416 5000
www.iwm.org.uk
Established: 1936.
History: Was old Bethlem Royal Hospital.
Also: HMS Belfast, Duxford Airfield


Banks

Abbey, 9 Southwark Street, www.abbey.com

Barclays, 29 Borough High Street, www.barclays.com

HSBC, 28 Borough High Street, www.hsbc.co.uk

Lloyds, 69 Borough High Street,www.lloydstsb.com

NatWest, 10 Southwark Street, www.natwest.com


Bars & Pubs

Beehive
60-62 Carter Street
020)7703 4992
Food: Good food served 7 days a week
Real ale: Bombardier, London Pride
Wines: old and new world

Rockingham Castle
Newington Causeway
020 7940 0890
www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk
Location: Under Metro Central Heights
Food: Served daily
Real ales: Shepherd Neame etc


Bookshop

Tlon Books
Unit 316, Ground Floor
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
020 7701 0360
Established: 1997 by Marek Siemaszko
Open: 7 days a week


Buses

1 Canada Water - Tottenham Court Road
12 Dulwich Library - Notting Hill Gate
35 Clapham Junction - Shoreditch
40 Dulwich Library - Aldgate
45 Clapham Park - Kings Cross
53 Plumstead - Whitehall
63 Honor Oak - Kings Cross
68 West Norwood - Euston
100 Elephant & Castle - Shadwell
133 Streatham - Liverpool Street
148 Camberwell - Shepherd's Bush
155 Tooting Broadway - Elephant & Castle
168 Old Kent Road (Tesco) - Hampstead Heath
171 Catford - Holborn
172 Brockley Rise - St Pauls
176 Penge - Oxford Circus
188 North Greenwich - Russell Square
196 Elephant & Castle - Norwood Junction
333 Elephant & Castle - Tooting Broadway
343 New Cross Gate - London Bridge
344 Clapham Junction - Liverpool Street
353 Deptford Bridge - Marleybone
360 Elephant & Castle - Kensington
363 Elephant & Castle - Crystal Palace
415 Elephant & Castle - Tulse Hill
468 Elephant & Castle - West Croydon
C10 Elephant & Castle - Victoria
P5 Stockwell - Elephant & Castle
www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/elephantcastlequad-2080.pdf


Cab office

Elephant Cars
109 Elephant Road
020 7407 5757
020 7703 0134
Location: by Elephant station


Chains shops

These are all based in the Shopping centre

Boots, Unit 305,

Iceland, Units 300-304, www.iceland.co.uk

Peacocks. Unit 341-343

Superdrug, Unit 339

Tesco, Units 326-328,

WH Smith, Unit *

Woolworths, Units 338-339


Clubs

The Coronet,
28 New Kent Road,
020 7701 1500
www.coronettheatre.co.uk
Re-opened in 2003 as a music venue.
Previously ABC cinema.

Corsica Studios
Unit 5, Farrell Court
Elephant Road
020 7703 4760

Ministry of Sound
103 Gaunt Street
020 7378 6528
http://club.ministryofsound.com/club/
Established: 1991
House music
Corporate hire

SEOne
41-43 St Thomas Street
020 7407 1617
www.seone-london.com
Established: 2002
Capacity: 30.000 sq ft - 3000 clubbers
Dance music & live events


Dance Studio

Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
020 7091 9650
www.siobhandavies.com
Opened in 2006.
Dance studio. Rehearsal space.
Award-winning building


Dentist

Y K Ho, 223 Waterloo Road, 020 7928 5844‎


Doctor

Princess Street Group Practice,
2 Princes Street
020 7928 0253
Open: Mon - Fri 9am-6pm


Florist

 

*’s Flower Stall
Westmoreland Road
Open * to *
Good selection of cut flowers
Just off Walworth Road


Guerilla Gardening

Richard Reynolds
www.guerrillagardening.org
Famous for his impromptu gardening in SE1
See 4 minute Guardian film on him
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2008/apr/25/guerrilla.gardening


Health shop

Baldwins
171-173 Walworth Road,
020 7703 5550
www.baldwins.co.uk
Established in 1844.
Health foods added in 1980.
Refurbished in 2008


Indian Restaurants: best in Elephant & Castle

The Elephant is well-served with Indian Restaurants for more information visit our
snapshot colour guide to Elephant and Castle IndianRestaurants . It features many
cuisines including: Indian and Pakistani. (coming soon)



Leisure Centre

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
www.fusion-lifestyle.com
Gym
No pool


 

Library

Newington Library
155-157 Walworth Road
www.southwark.gov.uk
Books, CDs & DVDs
Internet facilities
Open 7 days a week


Local Council

Southwark Council, Town Hall, Peckham Road, (020) 7525 5000 www.southwark.gov.uk


Local Regeneration

Coburg House
63-67 Newington Causeway
020 7525 4922
www.elephantandcastle.org.uk
Project director: Jon Abbott

Southwark has selected a consortium of developers:

Lend Lease Corporation Ltd
www.lendlease.co.uk
Australian company formed in 1958
Master development partner for E&C

First Base Ltd
www.firstbase.com
Affordable housing specialist
45% owned by Lend Lease

Oakmayne
www.oakmayneproperties.com
London based developer.
www.oakmayneplaza.com


Parks & Open Spaces

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
Lambeth Road
Given to LCC by Lord Rothmere in 1930s.
Surrounds Imperial War Museum.
Café opened in 2007?

St Mary Churchyard
Elephant & Castle
Green open space
Playground


Railway Stations

Elephant & Castle, Elephant Road
www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/EPH.html


Restaurants: best in Elephant & Castle

For a selection of the best local restaurants visit our snapshot colour guide
to Elephant & Castle Restaurants. It features many regional cuisines including:
Chinese, Indian, Greek,  Polish and Thai




Shopping Centre

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Elephant & Castle,
020 7703 5678
Opened in 1965, first covered shopping mall in UK.
Chain shops: WH Smith, Tescos etc
English & Latin cafes. Indian restaurant
Remarks: Due for demolition in 2012
Owners: St Modwens


Solicitors

Anthony Gold
169 Walworth Road
020 7703 1987
www.anthonygold.co.uk
Conveyancing
Family law
Probate


Street market

Borough Market
Borough High Street
A market since Medieval times.
Opened to the public in 1999.
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
More Info

East Street Market
Historic South London market
Open Tuesday - Sundays.
Green grocers, fishmongers, ethnic food,
Men & women’s fashion.
CDs, DVD etc
Charlie Chaplin was born on East Street.

Elephant & Castle Street market
Elephant & Castle,
Established: 1991
Open: Mon - Sat 7am-7pm
Food
Clothing
CDs & DVDs


Tailors

Threadneedleman
167a Walworth Road
020 7701 9181
www.threadneedlemantailors.co.uk
Suits by appointment
City suits
Mod suits


Takeaways & home deliveries

Tai Top Mein, 6 Elephant & Castle, 020 7701 1628
Chinese cuisine. Means Big Plate Noodle. Opened in 2005

Castle Tandoori, Unit 200-201, E&C Shopping Centre, 020 7703 0400
Indian cuisine.

Chillies Tandoori, 7b St George’s Road, 020 7620 1444
Indian cuisine.


Theatre

Southwark Playhouse
Shipwright Yard
0844 847 1656 (bookings)
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
Founded in 1993
Open Mon - Sat evenings. Bar.
The theatre plans is moving to the Elephant in c 2010.


Underground

Elephant & Castle, London Road (Bakerloo Line Zone 1)
Elephant & Castle, Elephant & Castle (Northern Line Zone 1)

 

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